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Old 19th Aug 2019, 3:04 pm   #1
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Default What do you have behind your TV?

We've recently had a thread about what's under your TV, but now I think it would be interesting to see what's BEHIND your TV!

How do you plug everything in?

Is it fairly tidy - or a proper rats nest of confusion?


Here's mine....
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 3:11 pm   #2
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Here's mine....
I assume there should have been something after this line rather than it being a null list.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 3:13 pm   #3
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Yes, Dave! Photo didn't load first time.

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Old 19th Aug 2019, 3:18 pm   #4
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A Power Socket, Ethernet cable, Coax Feed to LMB, 2 HDMI cables and the Wall

We don't have a terrestrial aerial feed as the signal is non existent.

Its also connected Via WiFi but strictly speaking the WiFi Hub is in front although I guess the WiFi receiver is in the back somewhere

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Old 19th Aug 2019, 3:58 pm   #5
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HDMI Leads , TV Coax lead 8x mains leads leading into 4 x sockets ,various Din/Phono leads ,Scart lead , oh and some dust!
Mines pretty boring as her indoors goes mad if she sees piles of wire hanging about.
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Probably spiders and things I have lost as I haven’t cleaned behind it for a couple of years!
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 5:44 pm   #7
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We've recently had a thread about what's under your TV, but now I think it would be interesting to see what's BEHIND your TV!

How do you plug everything in?

Is it fairly tidy - or a proper rats nest of confusion?


Here's mine....
Everything I have is a rats nest and a mess of wires.
The TV I use the most is a 14" Toshiba CRT set. I made a board to set on top of the set, so I can place various equipment on top.
VCR, Cable box, DTV converter that can record on a USB flash memory.
Hanging in the back is a converter that converts HDMI to component video.
On the floor is a large spike strip that takes seven NEMA plugs.
BTW, every time I read about your location, I think about one of my favorite Beatles tunes about the 4,000 holes.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 6:58 pm   #8
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I have two multi-way 13A Socket strips, one is behind my TV. The plugs in this one are for the TV itself ( Goodmans flat panel LCD ), one for my Blu-Ray player, one for my VCR/DVD Recorder, and a couple of spare sockets, freed up since I retired my Philips CRT Analogue set with Freeview box). The other strip, which in fact is velcro'd to my sideboard, has four switched sockets for my Record Deck, HiFi stack system and DAB radio.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 8:29 pm   #9
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I made an 8 way power distribution strip using IEC 6 amp female socket items. Fed from a short flying lead with a 13 amp plug into a single nearby switched wall outlet. TV, DVD recorder and soundbar are each fitted with male IEC 6 amp plugs. All IEC units and cables are concealed behind a 7 ft strip of false skirting board the cables come out of a slot at carpet level straight into the bottom aperture of the vetical tube of the TV stand assembly. The result is a very neat appearance with very little cable visible.
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 8:18 pm   #10
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Many things, two extensions powering various things, inc. the Hi-Fi (which requires 3 plugs) and the TV setup that requires 4 plugs. Also two ethernet cables to the router, 2 satellite feeds and one aerial lead, for ease all antenna/lnb connections are F connectors with adaptors on the aerial connections to standard Belling-Lee connectors.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 12:42 am   #11
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A Raspberry Pi running OSMC to make my dumb TV smart.

I use it to entertain the grandchildren with YouTube cartoons, and to access video files from my PC over the LAN.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 1:57 am   #12
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The wall, everything else is either under or either side of it.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 10:58 am   #13
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The wall, everything else is either under or either side of it.
Same here, with the addition of the things on top... now that would be another thread, with contributions possible from a proportion of members here if from ever so few of the general public these days. Then, vases of flowers didn't always work out well.

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Just the wall. All the sockets Scarts and HDMI are either underneath or at the side (video inputs only)
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 12:32 am   #15
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One a more comical note- I've noticed a large spider( we call it Fred. Could be Mrs fred,with all the little ones we see around ), but it definitely hides behind TV.I'd like to thinkthat that large bluebottle that loves to hide behind the TV when it seen a swatter come out, meets Fred, and Fred has lunch.
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 8:40 am   #16
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Please think of the poor field service eng moving the Tv for service and all these connector being pulled out . WHERE DO THEY GO i got 10 more jobs to do that Day
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Apparently as a child of about 3? my mother would present me with a plate of sandwiches for lunch and if I wasn't keen on them I would 'dispose' of them behind the TV so she thought I had eaten them!

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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 6:10 pm   #18
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Behind my tv is a double plug socket the aerial lead scary lead from the DVD player oh and sometimes mice not computer mice but the real furry kind
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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 7:07 pm   #19
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Please think of the poor field service eng moving the Tv for service and all these connector being pulled out . WHERE DO THEY GO i got 10 more jobs to do that Day
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He'd have a nightmare of a job with my TV! Apart from a 6 way mains socket and a network switch virtually every connector on the TV has a cable in it. 4 HDMIs, 1 SCART, 1 AV, 1 headphone lead, terrestrial aerial, satellite feed, Ethernet and the TV is mounted on the wall. Took me about 2 hours to refit all the cables and the trunking last time I decorated the room!

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Please think of the poor field service eng moving the Tv for service and all these connector being pulled out . WHERE DO THEY GO i got 10 more jobs to do that Day
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They often say "What a lot of wires, how do you know where they all go?"

Have you ever been handed a pen and some sticky tape, and asked to label all the wires with where they go?
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